Marco’s Gluten Free Irish Pizza

On a recent trip to Killarney, I had the pleasure of meeting the Marco of Marco’s Gluten Free Irish Pizza (and his lovely Dad!). Marco makes the most amazingly delicious thin, stonebaked gluten-free pizzas – a far cry from the crumbly cardboard disks and home-baked monstrosities I have been used to so far. Pizzas are handmade and hand-packaged by Marco himself in a gluten-free facility … Continue reading Marco’s Gluten Free Irish Pizza

Afternoon tea in the westin

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea in Dublin

The Westin Hotel on Westmoreland Street are now offering a gluten-free afternoon tea for Dublin’s hungry Coeliacs. The package includes three tiers of gluten-free treats including a delicious black olive and tomato tapenade, fruit scone with fresh cream and jam, raspberry panna cotta, salted caramel brownie, popping candy marshmallows, raspberry and vanilla cream macaroon and the traditional Irish ‘hang and cheese sambo’. We opted for … Continue reading Gluten Free Afternoon Tea in Dublin

Pear and Loganberry Slices

A loganberry is like a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry so either of these berries could also be substituted in this recipe. Adapted from a Rachel Allen recipe – bake Ingredients 3 ripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced Handful of loganberries 2 eggs 175g caster sugar 75g butter 75ml whole milk 125g self-raising gluten free flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking … Continue reading Pear and Loganberry Slices

Gluten free carrot cake with maple icing

Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Maple Icing

Carrot cake – moist, rich lovely and almost counts as one of your 5 a day. Honest. This recipe is based on one I found in the excellent book, Gluten-free Baker by Masterchef finalist Hannah Miles. Does coconut count as a nut? If not, then this recipe is nut free. Ingredients 200g Plain Tritamyl Flour 100g butter (chilled) 75ml cold water 2 carrots, peeled and … Continue reading Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Maple Icing

I didn't use enough meringue this time but it still tasted great!

Berry Meringue Pie

This is a rough and ready recipe and a very lazy take on a lemon meringue pie, using the glut of summer fruit as a starting point. It involves two of my previous recipes, for a gluten free pastry base and the meringue topping. Ingredients Shortcrust pastry Strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, loganberries, blackberries…enough fruit to fill a pie Meringue Caster sugar Butter, for greasing Directions Preheat … Continue reading Berry Meringue Pie